posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 01:53 AM
a reply to: Caughtlurking
It doesn't matter if they have a production line for fighters. They're still going to have an offering, and they're still going to spend the money
for the engineering work. The Pentagon cares a lot about who builds it, because they want the lowest cost possible. You seriously think that they're
going to pay, or be allowed to pay $1B per aircraft for the next fighter? Which is exactly what will happen if Lockheed is the only company still out
there to offer the next fighter.
The Pentagon cares a great deal about cost. The most something costs, the more chance of it being cancelled or them not even being able to start the
program. If you really think that they don't care about how much a program costs, you need to go back and start paying more attention. Half the
reason we're in the place we're in now is because of money. If they don't worry about money, then we aren't going to get a new fighter, and we're
stuck with F-15s and F-16s for the next 30+ years before we even get close to a replacement.
edit on 4/26/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason
edit on 4/26/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)